Five Monterey County students -- including two current and one former from Buena Vista Middle School -- took honors at the 61st annual California State Science Fair held in the California Science Center in Los Angeles on April 30 - May 1.
The winners are:
Ailis C. Dooner from Carmel High School.
Third Place in the environmental science division with her project: Endosymbiotic Sustainability: Effects of Ambient Nitrate and Phosphate on Zooxanthellae of Anthopleura elegantissima
Chaitra S. Subbarao from Buena Vista Middle School
Third Place in the plant biology junior division with the project: An Elegant Test to Measure Post-Harvest Decay of Different Lettuce Cultivars
Aradhana Sinha from Salinas High School
Third Place in the plant biology, senior division with her project: Triforine Sensitivity in Lettuce: Year Two
Kapil Sinha, Buena Vista Middle School,
Second place in the microbiology, junior division with his project: Organic Remedy for Tomato Plants: Effects of Vicia sativa and Rye Secale cereale for Protection from Verticillium dahlia
Jenna Mazza from Santa Catalina Lower School
Special Award in the applied mechanics & structures junior division
Wave Bye Bye
These budding scientists competed with 993 participants from 421 schools throughout the state.
Ailis Dooner and Aradhana Sinha, along with Jimmy Lin from Stevenson School, will represent Monterey County at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 13-18.